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With such a provocative title, this film illustrates some of the perceived problems a supervisor might face working with women, but ultimately demonstrates where the real problem lies. The irritated supervisor in this film shows up again in The Grapevine.
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Vic Demise -
Subject: What IS Brad's problem?
Subject: The trouble with women
I'.m thinking this poor man had a difficult-to-control attraction to all of the women and was afraid of finally acting out !!??!!
p.s. I shall say, as a woman,(a nurse) I find men much easier to work with. There is the occasional female that behaves professionally, but my experience has been there are never endng problems when there are too many females in one place. I have nothing against women, being one myhself, I am simply sharing my personal experience. Protesting cannot change the reality of it.
Subject: that's the way it was
I started working for AT&T back in 1973, and some dept. like the central offices and outside splicing were all men.
Men did not like the women coming in, it took some getting used to. It was a pretty rough work place for the women that first came into these dept.
but I guess they are pretty much accepted now.
Subject: Thank Heavans...
...that somebody finally made a film addressing the potentially nightmarish consequences of hiring a WOMAN for such a delicate task as the inspection of bearings!
They should stick to proper women's work, such as operating oscilloscopes and the like.
Boo women! Yay men!
the tone for this film is set immediately at the beginning when brad walks up to a FEMALE employee and scolds her for not doing her job correctly.
the guy can't catch a break . female workers, a new assistant (a dame!), and his cigarette break is interuppted by a FEMALE employee notifying him of her departure due to marriage. of all the nerve!
the supervisor sets him straight when he says that "women can be darn good workers when you can't get a man." see, now brads seen the error of his ways. he just needs to think of women as second class citizns, that way he'll expect less of them.
i have a feeling brad's not married and/or he had a weird relationship with his mother.
fun, good film and if you didn't get your fill of sexim, check out "coffee break."
Subject: It's Raining Men, alleluja!!!!! or "NOW HIRING MEN"
Perhaps Brad was struggling with his own sexual identity and a need to be surrounded by men. That would make prefect sense why he would wear a bathrobe to work. If you watch closely he demonstrates effeminate gestures. His issues and resentments with women at the workplace, stem from his jealousy of not being able to cross dress and wear make-up and swing his ass as they do at the plant. The bathrobe is his sick way of rebelling against society and the work establishment. Today we know, that back then many homosexuals were “in the closet “ as it has been refer too. It wasn’t as liberal and as tolerate as today, and poor dear sweet Brad might have been fired. What then would happen to his fake pretend life, and what about the wife and kiddies knowing he’s gay? They may never recover from the shock, even though he despises them and wishes them dead, like the dear girls at work. Too bad Brad you were born too early for gay liberation, but before DNA testing. So get your revenge girl friend!!!
Subject: Blast from the Past
This is really something. Did anyone notice that the personnel director's voice sounds slightly like Tony the Tiger? They're Great!
Brad -what a dingleberry:)
Subject: I know brad's trouble!!
poor brad, he deals with women, wears a bathrobe, and has a saggy diaper that leaks. no wonder this guy is such a pistol. sheesh!! :)
Subject: Strange to me...
Does anyone else notice that the Personnel Manager's nose looks remarkably like a penis?
And, the lab coat that Mr.Bradshaw has on looks like a big ol' sloppy bathrobe.
Subject: Brad is gay.
Poor Brad. When he finds out that his new bearings inspector is a woman, heÃÂs had it up to HERE! He marches to the personell directorÃÂs office and find out why the company keeps taunting him with all these WOMEN for menÃÂs jobs! Further more, these women all have problems! TheyÃÂre stupid! They get married! Grrrr! Bossman tries to figure out whatÃÂs Brad beef is, but really thinks Brad should work it out on his own. So, we get the question, What is BradÃÂs trouble?
Brad is once again played by the actor so prevelant in these films about gender roles, not too sure HOW he got pigeonholed into these roles, but heÃÂs great!
Christine Hennig -
Subject: AKA The Trouble with Sexist Foremen
This should really be called The Trouble with Sexist Foremen. Brad is upset when Personnel sends yet another women into his department. He complains that women have problems with absenteeism, not giving proper notice when they're leaving, and complaining about assignments. He insists that men never give him these problems. It's pretty obvious what Brad's problem is.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.